The Festivalia Review |

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere (+ it’s Christmas, so…)

Spicy Pomegrenate Mosco Mule |


Tired of the same old Christmas drinks or red wine? We have found you this delicious and super easy to make Christmas version of the classic Mule: the Spicy Pomegranate Moscow Mule. We are already prepping our shakers as we speak!


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • juice from 1/2 lime juice
  • juice from 1/4 of a small grapefruit, plus grapefruit slices for serving
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1-2 jalapeño slices
  • ginger beer, for topping
  • pomegranate arils, and fresh mint, for serving


  1. Fill a cocktail glass with ice.
  2. Combine the vodka, lime juice, grapefruit juice, pomegranate juice, and jalapeños in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice and shake until combined, about 1 minute. Strain into your prepared glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish as desired. Enjoy!

As featured on Half Baked Harvest

It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere (+ it’s Christmas, so…)

The Festivalia Christmas Guide

Festivalia Christmas Guide | The Best Christmas Gifts |

Time flies when you’re having fun – it seems like summer was only yesterday but in under 4 weeks it’s the most wonderful time of the year again meaning it’s also the time to start your beloved (/dreaded) hunt for gifts.

At Festivalia we are dreaming of a sparkly Christmas and have just what you need for a unique gift. With our selection of global small independent designers and featuring everything from sparkly capes to embellished hats, you will be sure to surprise him or her! Look no further than the Festivalia Christmas Guide to have the funkiest and most original gifts of all.

The Festivalia Christmas Guide

Festivalia Drinks: The Halloween Cocktail

Get Ready to Do(wn) the Monster Mash Margarita

Monster Mash Cocktails |

The day has finally come – the scariest of the year! And as you are preparing to make your way into a night full of fright we have just what you need to fulfil that ultimate Halloween feeling. After you’ve gone trick or treating why not throw a (candy) eyeball into a Monster Mash Margarita as made by the pros at Freutcake. Now go and have a spooktacular night! 👻


  1. 2 oz Silver Tequila
  2. 4 oz Blood Orange Juice
  3. Simple Syrup- to taste
  4. 1 oz Lime Juice
  5. Ice
  6. fresh rosemary sprigs for garnish
  7. slices of blood orange and lime for garnish
  8. gummy eyeball candy skewered on stir sticks


Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake until well chilled. Pour over a glass of ice and garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary, slices of blood orange and lime and a gummy eyeball stir stick.

Festivalia Drinks: The Halloween Cocktail

Burning Man 2018: Art in the Eye of the Beholder

After every year at Burning Man it becomes clear that the impressive and vast amount of large and small artworks that one encounters is almost impossible to see in its entirety. And that is a real shame. One might not know that many of the artworks are crowd funded and sometimes made over many years time, allowing people to interact with and at times fully integrate themselves into the installations and sculptures. The art is an integral part to the festival and is really something not to be underestimated.

The vast landscape of the desert provides the perfect backdrop for these works and function as not only attractions of awe and wonder, but also as a waypoint for lost people trying to find each other in the long stretches of the playa.

However you might have gotten to know the works, we have put together an overview of our favourite installations of 2018. We wish we were back there to see ALL of them!

Orb by Bjarke Ingels and Jakob Lange

Best Burning Man Art 2018 | The Festivalia Review

Rainbow Bridge by Josh Zubkoff

Best Burning Man Art 2018 | The Festivalia Review

The Embrace by Michael Benisty

Best Burning Man Art 2018 | The Festivalia Review

Cinema and Light Signs by Olivia Steele

Bloom by Peter Hazel

Burning Man 2018: Art in the Eye of the Beholder

Festivalia Goes Summer Festival-ing

Summer is here and we are in the full swing of things. To make the most of your summer and to create some memorable experiences we have lined up our favourite summer festivals around Europe for 2018.

Make it one to remember!

Fusion Festival – Mecklenburg, Germany – 27 June-1 July 2018

Get out of your everyday routine by going to the ‘parallel universe’ created by ‘Fusionists’ in the vast plains of Mecklenburg. Four days of amazing music from all over the world, as well as cinema, performance art and theatre amongst others sounds like our cup of tea.

Boom Festival – Indanha-A-Nove Lake, Portugal – 22-29 July 2018

Let yourself take off for Boomland, the magical paradise created within Boom Festival, and we promise it’s an experience you won’t forget. The week-long has an incredible line-up and endless experiential potential. Also, the festival takes place only once every two years, so hop to it!

Garbicz – Garbicz, Poland – 2-5 August 2018

Travel into the beautiful surroundings of the lake in Garbicz for an unforgettable weekend. The non-commercial, ecological festival with onsite camping is truly worth the visit. The DJs are in unison with nature and its audience and therefore really has that one of a kind vibe due to its small and local set-up.

Wilderness – Cornbury Park, United Kingdom – 2-5 August 2018

Who hasn’t wanted to get away from it all in the most idyllic of English countryside surroundings. Make your midsummer night’s dream come true through a long weekend at Wilderness, where you can make the most of your stay with its vast music & arts programme, as well as giving you the opportunity to interact and really get involved through its talks and workshops.

Dimensions –  Štinjan, Croatia – 29 August-2 September 2018

There are few more beautiful locations than the abandoned fort you will be dancing the day and night away in in Štinjan. Surrounded by turquoise water and lush green in combination with this year’s line-up – we promise you you are in for one hell of a ride to end your summer properly.

Into the Valley – Fuengirola, Spain – 28-30 September 2018

Taking place in Spain for the first time this year, Into the Valley promises a pretty spectacular weekend at the end of September. We were already fans when the festival took place in Sweden and from what we can see from the new location and line-up this year we won’t be disappointed.

Festivalia Goes Summer Festival-ing